Angela Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab
, a non-profit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative
, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics
In this episode Angela gives insight into self-control and grit, and their relationships to our understanding of our strengths and weaknesses. She also discusses the idea that to be happy we should recognise what we are inclined towards and focus on that.
“I think the most successful and happiest people are doing something they have some inclination towards.” - Angela
6.47 - The stage theories of life development
10.11 - How does Angela intentionally start her day?
16.46 - Are self-control and grit the keys to a better life?
22.13 - How should we understand our strengths and weaknesses in relation to our grit?
36.37 - Discover Angel’s Grit Scale
45.44 - Is it possible to be steadfast in a pandemic?
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